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Meaning of ROB

Pronunciation:  râb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  2. [v]  take something away by force or without the consent of the owner; "The burglars robbed him of all his money"

ROB is a 3 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, soak, surcharge
 Antonyms: undercharge
 See Also: beat, bill, charge, cheat, chisel, extort, gouge, hold up, pick, rack, rip off, steal, stick up, wring



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rob\, n. [F.; cf. Sp. rob, It. rob, robbo, Pg. robe,
    arrobe, Ar. rubb, robb, Per. rub.]
    The inspissated juice of ripe fruit, obtained by evaporation
    of the juice over a fire till it acquires the consistence of
    a sirup. It is sometimes mixed with honey or sugar. [Written
    also {rhob}, and {rohob}.]
  2. \Rob\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Robbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Robbing}.] [OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub?n, G.
    rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. [root]114. See
    {Reave},and cf. {Robe}.]
    1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by
       stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from.
             Who would rob a hermit of his weeds, His few books,
             or his beads, or maple dish?          --Milton.
             He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, Let
             him not know it, and he's not robbed at all. --Shak.
             To be executed for robbing a church.  --Shak.
    2. (Law) To take the property of (any one) from his person,
       or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by
       violence or by putting him in fear.
    3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously;
       to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good
       name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight.
             I never robbed the soldiers of their pay. --Shak.
  3. \Rob\, v. i.
    To take that which belongs to another, without right or
    permission, esp. by violence.
          I am accursed to rob in that thief's company. --Shak.